Q&A: Why don’t we use water in shampoo bars?

Photo taken when we were in Paris, France, for In Cosmetics, 2019. The formula is in French, but we can see it has – in order – sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI), sodium coco sulfate (SCS), mineral water, fragrance (raspberry), fragrance (cherry), and colourant. If you’re a shampoo bar maker, you might note this is a...

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Q&A: What’s the best storage option for shampoo and conditioner bars?

Deanne asked in the Q&A post,  Hi Susan! Just wondering what’s the best storage option for shampoo and conditioner bars? An air tight container or out in the open air? I am just curious because I make several bars at a time and have just been storing them on a table! Thank you so much. Great...

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Creating larger batches: Scaling up shampoo bars!

Welcome back to this short series on scaling up our products and making larger batches. Yesterday, we looked at scales and measuring, then saw how going a little over/under in a smaller batch might result in larger batches with different properties for anhydrous whipped shea butters. Today, we’ll take a look at how this might...

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Making shampoo bars: A (kinda) visual tutorial full of hints, tips, and techniques!

I’ve been sharing little stories about how I make shampoo bars over on my social media accounts – SwiftCraftyMonkey on Facebook, and SwiftCraftyMonkey on Instagram – that I’ll share here with you! I’ll update these as I post over there, so this’ll be an ongoing project for at least a few days. Post #1: Melting...

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What’s this in my stocking? A “How to make syndet shampoo bars” visual tutorial!

The advent calendar fairy paid a visit to the blog early this morning, and left this special treat for you, my lovely readers! The always wonderful Jo-Anne, creator of the Syndet Shampoo Bars Facebook group, where I’m a mod, has created a visual tutorial on how to make shampoo bars that she’s letting me share...

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